Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

All the latest news relevant to the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill areas.

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Boaters, water taxi will enhance visits to historic district via St. Johns River The Post Street Day Dock, located at the end of Post Street, near the Cummer Museum, is now open to recreational boaters. There are four slips that allow boaters to tie off to the dock, which also features an ADA accessible gangway. […]

Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn to speak at Scenic Jacksonville’s 2022 Great Cities Symposium

Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn to speak at Scenic Jacksonville’s 2022 Great Cities Symposium

Scenic Jacksonville is pleased to announce that former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will be its guest speaker at the 2022 Great Cities Symposium on Wednesday, October 12th from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue. Tickets are $100 per person and available for purchase at www.scenicjax.org. Buckhorn presided over […]

Authentic Jacksonville: The Hardwick at Ford on Bay

Authentic Jacksonville: The Hardwick at Ford on Bay

The proposed project for the Hardwick at Ford on Bay is moving on to the next stage of its process. In January of this year, the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) voted to award the project to Atlanta-based developer Carter and in May approved the project’s terms and conditions. The Jacksonville Office of General Counsel is […]

Counting down to 324

Counting down to 324

Jacksonville will soon welcome a new member into its community: area code 324. Last month, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) announced the implementation of this new area code overlay. The National American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), the entity which governs all telephone numbers in the United States, first called for the need for a […]

Passengers urge JTA to bring back bus route 15

Passengers urge JTA to bring back bus route 15

Passengers in the Murray Hill and Riverside neighborhoods are urging the JTA to reinstate bus route 15. Many passengers in the neighborhood say they now have to take multiple buses just to get to work or go grocery shopping. The bus route was cancelled in September. On June 9th, neighbors came together at Edgewood Avenue […]

Goodwin House event venue violated zoning laws

Goodwin House event venue violated zoning laws

St. Johns Quarter Historic District residents are concerned about a picturesque riverfront event venue at 1819 Goodwin St. called the Goodwin House and owned by Andy Allen’s Corner Lot Development. Corner Lot purchased the historic multi-family residential property across the street property this year and neighbors fear it could become short-term housing for guests renting […]

Master Chief Harris retires, Bishop Kenny NJROTC celebrates his service

Master Chief Harris retires, Bishop Kenny NJROTC celebrates his service

Bishop Kenny High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Unit honored Master Chief Kevin Harris at his retirement ceremony on June 8, 2022. Master Chief Harris served the school for 16 years. After he retired from a 31-year career in the Navy, he was accepted into the Troop-to-Teacher program and became a Naval […]

Ivey appointed Sheriff, special election looms for vacancy

Ivey appointed Sheriff, special election looms for vacancy

On Saturday, June 11, Pat Ivey was sworn in as Jacksonville’s acting sheriff. Appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Ivey is replacing former Sheriff Mike Williams, who announced his retirement on June 2 following reports he no longer resided in Duval County and had, therefore, rendered himself ineligible to hold the position. According to the […]